|Updated: 21-May-2003||May 2003|
Alliance legislators to discuss the consequences of Iraq for transatlantic relations
The NATO Parliamentary Assembly will hold its Spring Session for the
first time in the Czech Republic in Prague from 24 to 28 May 2003 at the
Obecni Dum (Municipal House), Republic Square. About 300 legislators from
North America and Europe are expected to participate in the five-day session.
Other than the impact on the Alliance of the Iraq crisis, issues under discussion throughout the session will include the war against terrorism, reform of NATO's command structure, plans for a NATO response force and the current round of NATO enlargement as well as the problems posed by organised crime, the state of the Russian economy and the threat from weapons of mass destruction
The NATO Parliamentary Assembly is the inter-parliamentary organisation
of legislators from NATO member countries and 19 partner countries. The
Assembly provides a critical forum for international parliamentary dialogue
on an array of security, political and economic matters. Its principal
objective is to foster mutual understanding among Alliance parliamentarians
who represent a broad spectrum of political parties.